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Problem Statement : The hdfs encryption guide for HDP 3.0.1 states "In Ambari, replace the current value of dfs.permissions.superusergroup with the group name “operator”. however, this option is not available from Ambari.

RootCause : As per fix of Apache bug : ,ambari considers the dfs.permissions.superusergroup as a group property and by default the group property is not meant to be edited in ambari-ui. So the ui disabled the editing of this property by default.

Workaround :

Navigate to ambari-server and change this config via

/var/lib/ambari-server/resources/scripts/ -l <AMBARI_HOSTNAME>-t 8080-u <USER_NAME>-p <PASSWORD>-a <GET/SET/DELETE>-n <CLUSTER_NAME>-c <CONFIG_TYPE>-k <KEY>-v <VALUE>

For ex :

[root@asnaik-asnaik1 ~]# /var/lib/ambari-server/resources/scripts/  --help
Usage: [options]
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -t PORT, --port=PORT  Optional port number for Ambari server. Default is
                        '8080'. Provide empty string to not use port.
  -s PROTOCOL, --protocol=PROTOCOL
                        Optional support of SSL. Default protocol is 'http'
  -a ACTION, --action=ACTION
                        Script action: <get>, <set>, <delete>
  -l HOST, --host=HOST  Server external host name
  -n CLUSTER, --cluster=CLUSTER
                        Name given to cluster. Ex: 'c1'
  -c CONFIG_TYPE, --config-type=CONFIG_TYPE
                        One of the various configuration types in Ambari. Ex:
                        core-site, hdfs-site, mapred-queue-acls, etc.
  To specify credentials please use "-e" OR "-u" and "-p'":
    -u USER, --user=USER
                        Optional user ID to use for authentication. Default is
    -p PASSWORD, --password=PASSWORD
                        Optional password to use for authentication. Default
                        is 'admin'
    -e CREDENTIALS_FILE, --credentials-file=CREDENTIALS_FILE
                        Optional file with user credentials separated by new
  To specify property(s) please use "-f" OR "-k" and "-v'":
    -f FILE, --file=FILE
                        File where entire configurations are saved to, or read
                        from. Supported extensions (.xml, .json>)
[root@asnaik-asnaik1 ~]# /var/lib/ambari-server/resources/scripts/ -l asnaik1  -t 8080 -u admin -p admin -a set  -n asnaik -c hdfs-site -k dfs.permissions.superusergroup -v hdfs,operator
2018-12-10 15:19:00,604 INFO ### Performing "set":
2018-12-10 15:19:00,604 INFO ### new property - "dfs.permissions.superusergroup":"hdfs,operator"
2018-12-10 15:19:00,663 INFO ### on (Site:hdfs-site, Tag:version1543379050314)
2018-12-10 15:19:00,675 INFO ### PUTting json into: doSet_version1544455140675467.json
2018-12-10 15:19:00,767 INFO ### NEW Site:hdfs-site, Tag:version1544455140675467 
[root@asnaik-asnaik1 ~]# /var/lib/ambari-server/resources/scripts/ -l asnaik1  -t 8080 -u admin -p admin -a get  -n asnaik -c hdfs-site -k dfs.permissions.superusergroup |grep -i dfs.permissions.superusergroup
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